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Akalis to boycott Tytler in Parliament

May 25, 2004 13:12 IST

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday said it will boycott Jagdish Tytler, an accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, in Parliament.

SAD president Parkash Singh Badal said the appointment of Tytler as a minister of state with independent charge in the Manmohan Singh government shows the Congress' indifference towards Punjab and Sikhs.

"We will boycott all proceedings of Parliament in which Tytler plays an active partlike Congress did in the case of
former defence minister George Fernandes," he said.

The SAD chief said Tytler's appointment also shows"how little respect Congress and Sonia Gandhi have for the opinion of media, human rights and civil liberties activists, who indicted Tytler for his role in the massacre of innocent
Sikhs."


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Sub: Equality of Justise should also be included

I think the akalis should stop thinking about what happened. All the religions have equal importance in India. People commit mistakes, many will repeat. We ...


Posted by Vikas





Sub: good decision to boycott..

Jagdish Tytler and Sajjar Kumar et al. should be behind the bars. Anyway it is India and hence laws are applicable only to common man ...


Posted by Ramanathan





Sub: dd

For that matter then L.K. Advani should also be boycotted by them . And also AB Vajpayee who endorsed NArendra Modi in the Goa meet. ...


Posted by Sagar





Sub: Boycott of Mr Titler

It is tit for tat and just start of things. Congress will have to face a number of boycotts, as it had been started by ...


Posted by JK Sharma





Sub: Manmohan Singh under congress pressure?

Manmohan Singh is a nice person. However his ministers are are persons charged with criminal charges, persons who were found not fit enough to be ...


Posted by perinkulam1




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